Graffiti has gone from counterculture to an actual profession for a select few artists. Last year, we spoke to one of Austin’s most in-demand graffiti artists, Mez Data. In this excerpt from our conversation, he explains his rates when a client commissions a piece.
“Some of the things I tell younger artists is don’t have that sticker shock,” he said. “That’s a big number to us, but that might not be a big number to your client.”
To watch our ORIGINALS documentary with Mez Data, click here. Also, here’s a photo essay featuring Mez Data shot by John Langmore.